Autonomous Urbanism

Towards a New Transitopia

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Autonomous Urbanism: Towards a New Transitopia is a research and design monograph that explores the latent and transformative impact autonomous vehicles will have on the urban and spatial future of cities. Grounded in a discussion of our recent urban transportation history, the book speculates on a driverless mobility paradigm shift through multi-scalar design typologies and transportation policies, visioned through the unique format of an architectural graphic novel.

Size: 7” X 10” Portrait
Pages: 480pp, Book 1: 376pp, Book 2: 104pp
Binding: Softbound, 2-Volume Set in a Slipcase
Publication Date: Fall 2024
ISBN: 978-1-957183-63-3
Rights World: Available

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"Autonomous vehicles offer a major opportunity to rethink the design and evolution of our city's built environments, with important implications on urban life and mobility since automobiles replaced horse-powered travel and changed the design of cities in the prior century."

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Overview

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are appearing on our roads, representing the next technological disruption to our mobility systems. While their long-term spatial implications remain largely underestimated, this book argues that AVs offer a major opportunity to rethink our city’s built environments –with profound implications on urban life since automobiles replaced horse-powered travel and changed the design of cities in the prior century. However, driverless vehicles also risk reinforcing many of the negative effects of auto-based urbanism including urban sprawl, single-function infrastructure, congestion, and environmental degradation. Instead, this book proposes a driverless mobility paradigm shift that moves cities away from automobile dependency towards automated mass transit and mobility as a service –using the city of Los Angeles as a testbed.

In this two-volume set, one book depicts the narrative experience of this future city through the format of an architectural graphic novel. The other lays the framework for that speculative future, grounding it in urban mobility history, transportation policies, and multi-scalar spatial typologies. By envisioning this future guided by design and policy actions, this book contends that cities can transition from the Autopias of today, to the Transitopias of tomorrow. This is a big shift. Are cities and their inhabitants ready?

Authors

Evan Shieh is an architect, urbanist, researcher, and educator. He is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) where he teaches as a full-time faculty member, and is also the director of Emergent Studio, a design and research office operating at architecture’s intersection with urbanism, landscape, and infrastructure. Shieh is a graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, from which he holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design.

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Additional Info

Size: 7” X 10” Portrait
Pages: 480pp, Book 1: 376pp, Book 2: 104pp
Binding: Softbound, 2-Volume Set in a Slipcase
Publication Date: Fall 2024
ISBN: 978-1-957183-63-3
Rights World: Available


Autonomous Urbanism

"Autonomous vehicles offer a major opportunity to rethink the design and evolution of our city's built environments, with important implications on urban life and mobility since automobiles replaced horse-powered travel and changed the design of cities in the prior century."

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USA - New York
Tel: +1(646) 322-2466
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Tel: +(65) 9068-1860
Tel: +(86) 755-84556863

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